Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cabo da Roca, Portugal

I decided to include two cards here since they both show the same lighthosue but from different perspectives...and either way, it would feel rather pointless to write again some time in the future about Cabo de Roca, when so many other Portuguese cards are begging to be posted :)

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This one came as an official, and it says that this lighthouse is on the most westerly point of Europe! Aww, and you know I love it when a card shows such the most xxx point of the world.


This other card was in my favourites and Johanna was so kind and decided to surprise me by sending it to me for the Jan-May RR!
On this other card, the following details are given:
Latitude - 38° 46′ North/ Longitude - 9° 30′ West




Both cards arrived with lovely stamps! The first one has three stamps (yeah 3, I too late realized I hadnt scanned the third one on the left and then after everything was scanned and uploaded, I felt too lazy to do it all over again...but Ill tell you that the third stamp is from a set of 5 issued in 2003 featuring birds and this one in particular shows the Green Woodpecker.
As for the other two stamps you can  actually see, the lighthouse one is actually a stamp issued in Açores, in 2008, while the other one is also a stamp from 2008 from a set of 5, portraying Urban Transport in the Inter-War Years.
The stamp on the second card is an EUROPA one again coming from Açores, as a part of the m/s issued in 2010 representing children's books.  

1 comment:

Anu said...

Hmmm, this makes me wonder if I've actually been there.. I went on holiday in Portugal when I was about 7 years old, and I remember visiting this place called "the edge of the world" or something.. can't remember the official name of the place, sadly, but it was very nice indeed.